Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,701,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,701,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,134,433

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,701,650

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13110 records found.